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First responders honored by Midvale City Council

Mar 27, 2019 02:40PM ● By Erin Dixon

Firefighters Chris Wilcox and Robert Pitcher with the Postal Award from Midvale Mayor Robert Hale. (Erin Dixon/City Journals)

By Erin Dixon | [email protected]

Midvale Mayor Robert M. Hale presented the local fire and police personnel with unusual and personal works of art. The pieces were inspired by commemorative stamps released last fall for first responders. 

The mayor and councilmembers honored these first responders with this presentation, with enough copies to adorn the walls of all the local police and fire stations.

Both fire and police personnel were stunned by the presentation.

Police Chief Randy Thomas said, “That was a great surprise that night, I had no idea that was coming.”

District Chief Steve F. Prokopis said, “I thought it was a great gesture by the mayor and council. I didn’t realized the mayor’s history with the postal office. It will be a great addition to our station walls.”

Hale worked for 40 years at the post office and often watches for new stamps. 

“Last September a stamp came out honoring first responders,” Hale said. “When I had a chance to study that a little closer, I said we can honor our first responders in a very special way that will stay around for a long time.”